As the tryptophan from a Thanksgiving feast starts to wear off, many people will start making resolutions to improve their health. There are several fitness Facebook apps that can help people keep track of their diet and exercise, which can lead to a routine.
Though Candy Crush Saga is still all the rage, AppData estimates show that one of the fastest-growing top games belongs to Zynga. FarmVille 2 has gained roughly 500,000 monthly active users (MAU) in the past month, vaulting it back into the top 10 Facebook apps list.
King still has 3 of the top 5 Facebook apps, with Candy Crush Saga, Pet Rescue Saga and Farm Heroes Saga. Pinterest was also a major gainer in the list as it makes its way up the chart.
Yahoo is cutting off Facebook integration through its social reader, the Yahoo Social Bar, an app that has declined precipitously in popularity. The company claims that it is sunsetting the Yahoo Social Bar in order to work on more Yahoo-centric features for current users.
The Yahoo Social Bar will no longer be available as of today the company announced.
The Facebook app Microsoft Live has been surging up the charts, growing from No. 8 to No. 5 in terms of monthly active users (MAU), as TripAdvisor, Farm Heroes Saga, Criminal Case and Spotify all lost Facebook users over the past month, according to AppData.
So you know that King’s Candy Crush Saga is the top Facebook app (and by a wide margin), but what other apps are popular among Facebook users? King also has the No. 2 Facebook app in Pet Rescue Saga, but many of the most popular Facebook apps aren’t games at all.
Find out what the top Facebook apps are below, ranked by monthly active users (MAU).
Facebook today announced changes to the way it reports user counts for apps that integrate with its platform, providing a ranking and a user tier rather than monthly active and daily active users rounded to the nearest ten-thousand, as it did previously.
Monthly active user tiers are 10,000; 50,000; 100,000; 500,000; up to 10 million. Daily active user tiers are the same but stop at 1 million. These caps mean that an app with 11 million MAU and an app with 45 million MAU will both be reported in the 10 million tier, with only their ranking number to distinguish between them.
Facebook reports these figures in its App Center, within search results and via its API. The insights developers receive about their own apps will not change. This just affects what information is publicly available to other developers and non-developers. The change goes into effect on Jan. 16.
Although Facebook is taking away some transparency, this puts it more at par with how Apple, Amazon and Google display app rankings. Apple and Amazon’s app stores rank apps by category but do not share any download or usage numbers. Google Play ranks apps and offers a range for installs: 1,000-5,000; 5,000-10,000; 10,000-50,000; and so on. However, Google Play seems to go up to 500 million installs, rather than capping its tiers at a lower number to obfuscate the data.
Bubble Safari Ocean, Angry Birds Star Wars, Yelp and more on this week’s top 20 Facebook apps growing by MAU
Zynga’s Bubble Safari Ocean takes the No. 1 spot on our list of top Facebook apps growing by monthly active users this week with 22 percent gain.
Titles on our list gained the most MAU of any apps on the platform, growing from between 300,000 and 4.2 million MAU, based on our AppData tracking service.
Rovio’s cross-platform game Angry Birds Star Wars had 25 percent gain this week and came in at No. 6.
No. 8 Yelp had 5 percent growth to reach 13.7 million MAU, getting back to numbers it last saw in August 2012. The app slumped in the second half of 2012 after peaking at 15.6 million MAU in May that year.
Page tab customization app Static HTML… [Ninth Tab] led our list of emerging Facebook applications by monthly active users this week with 153 percent gain.
We define emerging applications as those that ended with between 100,000 and 1 million MAU in the past week. This week’s top apps grew between 110,000 and 460,000 MAU, based on AppData, our data tracking service covering traffic growth for apps on Facebook.
BO.LT debuted at No. 4, picking up 219,000 MAU. The app is a Pinterest-esque site where users can share and save items from around the web.
Mobile app integrations were also popular this week. No. 5 Circle – Find Nearby Friends for Android and iOS helps users locate their friends and discover new people nearby. No. 6 WhatsApp is a cross-platform messaging app that has been on our list for a few weeks, as has No. 7 Flickr with its new iPhone app.
No. 10 Tango is a free app that lets users make free calls and texts. No. 13 MyFitnessPal is available for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone. No. 14 Viddy is slowly rising after plummeting from a peak of nearly 37 million MAU in mid-2012.
See the full list of emerging apps after the jump.
SlideShare, Rotten Tomatoes, Waze and more on this week’s top 20 non-game Facebook apps growing by MAU
Instagram takes the No. 1 spot on our list of top non-game Facebook apps growing by monthly active users this week with 5 percent gain. The app recently became the most popular app overall on the Facebook platform.
Titles on our list gained the most MAU of any non-game apps on the platform, growing from between 200,000 and 2.1 million MAU, based on our AppData tracking service.
No. 2 Amazon got a 25 percent bump, likely related to the holiday shopping season. Mobile integrations from Nokia, HTC Sense and Facebook for Windows Phone could be up in part because of people getting new devices as gifts.
Chat apps ooVoo, WhatsApp and WeChat are gaining in popularity. And navigation app Waze had a 9 percent increase to close our list at No. 20. Earlier today it was reported that Apple could be looking to acquire Waze to help with its Maps application.
The Facebook-owned mobile photo sharing app Instagram is the No. 1 most popular app in terms of monthly active users logging in with Facebook.
One year ago, Instagram had only 3 million Facebook-connected MAU. Now it has more than 44.8 million MAU, first taking the No. 1 spot on Dec. 29, as it surged and FarmVille 2 and TripAdvisor™ declined.
Off-Facebook integrations, including web, mobile and desktop apps, have gained significantly over the past year. Eleven of the top 25 apps exist completely outside of the Facebook chrome, and five of Zynga’s games on the list have versions that are playable on Zynga.com rather than Facebook.
Games and apps within the Facebook canvas don’t dominate the charts as they did in year’s past. For example, one year ago Static HTML: iframe tabs was the No. 1 app with more than 58 million MAU. That app isn’t even in the top 25 any more after Facebook eliminated the option for pages to set custom apps as the default landing tab.
See more popular apps and browse by category by visiting AppData.
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